Diamond's First DA42 on Display in Austrian Museum

Diamond's First DA42 on Display in Austrian Museum »

Diamond Aircraft's first DA42 Twin Star has a new home in Austria's science and industry museum, the Technisches Museum Wien in Vienna. The twin-engine diesel airplane had its first flight in December 2002 in Austria with Diamond CEO Christian Dries as test pilot. A year and a half later, the DA42 made the first non-stop Atlantic crossing by a diesel engine-powered GA airplane. The airplane received FAA certification in 2005. More

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